Fundamentals of Electrochemical Corrosion
Fundamentals of Electrochemical Corrosion covers the underlying chemistry and materials science associated with the corrosion behavior of metals in aqueous environments. It begins with a review of corrosion processes and the reactions that occur in the interface area between the metal and corrosive media. It describes the basic elements of a corrosion circuit, the criteria for metal-solution reactions, and the effect of corrosion products. It discusses the thermodynamic principles governing the stability of metals in aqueous environments, the kinetics of metal-ion transfer, the role of diffusion, and the influence of solution velocity. It explains how to calculate corrosion rates and estimate corrosion potential and current density. It addresses practical issues such as galvanic coupling, cathodic protection, and the effect of anodic polarization on various metals and alloys. It also covers corrosion-rate measurements, localized and metallurgically influenced corrosion, environment-sensitive fracture, and corrosion fatigue. The book includes charts, graphs, tables, equations, and chapter review questions, and is appropriate for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate instruction, professional education, individual study, and as a reference and data resource. For information on the print version, ISBN 978-0-87170-676-8, follow this link.
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